Tea of the Week for April 8, 2019: Dragonglass Green Tea!
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Dragonglass Green Tea!
Tea Description: Winter has arrived and this tea is the perfect tea to fight off the Wights!
No, I don't know that for certain. Maybe the Wights might actually enjoy this tea. It might be just the thing that puts that sparkle in their eye.
For this blend, I started with a base of organic Dragon Well tea (because dragon) and added a lot of blackberries because dragonglass (aka obsidian) is black. Then I added a touch of marshmallow essence to give it a pleasant sweetness. It may seem like a simple recipe but I didn't want to get too elaborate with the Dragon Well, I wanted that to be the core of this tea because ... well, because Dragon Well is awesome. That's why.
This is really quite lovely. The flavors do not compete with one another. You get a nice, crisp vegetal note along with delicious blackberry and a subtle hint of creaminess from the marshmallow.
This one is all organic, gluten free, allergen free and of course, VEGAN!
organic ingredients: green tea, blackberries & natural flavors
Oh yum! Yum, yum, yum!
As I mentioned in the description above, this recipe may seem a bit simple. It's just blackberries, marshmallow essence and Dragon Well. I didn't even add marshmallow root which is something I usually do when I include marshmallow as a featured flavor profile in a tea, but I decided against it because I didn't want the marshmallow root to compete with the Dragon Well. I wanted the Dragon Well to be a strong note here because, as I said - Dragon Well is awesome!
And here, the flavors work together just exactly the way I wanted them to: I get a wonderful green tea flavor - up front and center - along with a strong blackberry note and just a hint of the sweet marshmallow.
It's all so very good!
to brew: it's a little more difficult to measure these leaves by the spoonful because of the long spear shape of the leaves. 3g of leaf to 12 ounces of hot water (175°F) and allow to steep for 2 minutes. strain and allow to cool for 5 minutes before you start sipping.
This is superb served hot but I also enjoy it as an iced tea - which I found out once when I steeped it and left it in the other room to cool - and got involved with another project and by the time I returned to it, it was cold. So I chilled the cup and enjoyed it 'iced'. Really good. This is one that works well without sweetner, but if you want a sweetener, go light with it.